Re: LSE lecture on memes - meme posse?

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Date: Mon Jun 11 2001 - 18:35:11 BST

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    On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 08:42:52AM -0400, Wade T.Smith wrote:
    > On 06/11/01 06:07, Robin Faichney said this-
    > >Who never said "Let them
    > >eat cake"! I wonder why that meme is so successful?
    > Because of the _attitude_ to the proletariat that it demonstrates.
    > Off with her head.

    Strangely, at one point in history (I can't remember exactly when),
    this was commonly cited to show how sensible and practical she was
    (and I guess by extention, other aristocrats were).

    But not only did she never say it, there's apparently very good evidence
    that she did not take that attitude at all, being in fact rather
    compassionate, and attempting to organise help for those in distress.

    Which leaves you looking like something of memetic victim, doesn't
    it Wade? :-)

    Robin Faichney
    Inside Information -- -- "a prime source of meta-memes"

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